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Pronunciation /krɪs/
Gender Unisex (most common in males)
Word/name Greek
Other names
Related names Christopher, Christina, Christine, Christophe

Chris is a short form of various names including Christopher, Christian, Christina, Christine, and Christos. Kip (nickname) is commonly known to be used as a nickname for Chris or Christopher. Unlike these names, however, it does not indicate the person's gender, although it is much more common for males to have this name than it is for females, due to the increased popularity of Chrissy and Christy among younger females.[1][not in citation given] Chris is also used as a name in its own right, although it is not as common.[2]

It is the preferred form of the full name of such notable individuals as Chris Tucker and Chris Penn. To find an article about one of these people, see List of all pages beginning with "Chris".

The word is also part of phrases, including Tropical Storm Chris, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and many more which refer to notable people, places, and things. For a list of these, see All pages with a title containing chris.

People with the given name[edit]